University of Alaska Southeast

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University of Alaska Southeast Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Community Advisor
    Current Employee - Community Advisor

    I have been working at University of Alaska Southeast part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Pro Staff are constant in their dealings with students and are willing to really sit down with student workers and help them work through issues in performance. They really do care about the people on an individual level. Most of the time, stuff that you are not getting directly paid for is covering your housing.

    Cons

    At times, it does bleed into your social life, and the job at time does carry stigmas that are a little difficult to overcome.

    Recommends
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    Great way to get work experience as a student

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  West Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in West Juneau, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Southeast part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule.
    - Your education comes first.
    - Great bosses.
    - Raises every year (to a point).

    Cons

    - No more than 20 hours a week during the school year.
    - Many clients (faculty) are surprisingly verbally aggressive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    People are very nice, but it doesn't make up for the politics that take place on campus and in some departments.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sitka, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sitka, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Southeast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great with flexible scheduled hours on campus

    Cons

    No telecommute option for the majority of workers. Low pay for cost of living there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit fooling yourself, your staff puts up with a lot because they have no where else to work and don't want to rock the boat.

    Neutral Outlook
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    All the security and spectrum of personalities you'd expect at an institution like this.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Juneau, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juneau, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska Southeast full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    UAS is essentially a state job so there is a strong sense of security in the position, and we are not particularly over burdened with work. The access to activities as a younger employee is unparalleled as the student population keeps you feeling young and opens opportunities to join in things like whalewatches, comedians and musical performers. After 10 years the annual leave is boosted dramatically, so that's a plus.

    Cons

    As with any bureaucracy, there are a lot of decisions that were either made before your time which cement's the choice in perpetuity. In some departments, the option to move anywhere internally doesn't exist, so once you're in a job, there is no intentional advancement. And 'communication challenges' is frequently cited by staff, but persists in being a tough topic to 'fix'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the information coming. The current provost has a newsletter which is a great model for sharing changes around campus. It would be great to see other managers modeling this as well for their particular scope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alaska Southeast full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. You and your dependents can attend classes for free.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover..possibly because of the location?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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